After a long search and numerous rumors, Universal Pictures has finally found its Jurassic World 2 director in J.A. Bayona, the man behind The Orphanage and The Impossible.
The announcement was made via Twitter by Producer Frank Marshall and Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow.
Thrilled to announce JA Bayona is on board to direct JW2. Welcome to the team @FilmBayona!
— Frank Marshall (@LeDoctor) April 18, 2016
Proud to collaborate with one of my favorite filmmakers on the next Jurassic adventure. JA Bayona, it’s all yours.
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) April 18, 2016
Of course, the original Jurassic World was surprisingly well done and dominated at the box office, claiming the biggest domestic opening of all time by raking in $205 million. The cash cow went on to make $1.7 billion worldwide.
Now that a director has been found, hopefully it means we’ll start seeing production find its stride so that we can get a steady stream of Jurassic World 2 updates, as there’s still a lot we don’t know about the upcoming sequel. For now, we basically only know that it won’t be titled Jurassic World 2 and that it is set to release on June 22, 2018.